auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key filter

Use the auth_$object_type_$sub_type_meta_$meta_key filter to modify capabilities for specific object types/subtypes. Return true to have the mapped meta caps from edit_{$object_type} apply.

To use auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key filter, first you have to register it using add_filter. You can write this code into functions.php of your activated theme or in a custom WordPress Plugin.

We at Flipper Code, always prefer to create a custom WordPress Plugin while using hooks so nothing breaks when you update your WordPress Theme in the future.

In the below live example, we have defined a function modify_auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key_defaults which takes 6 parameters and we registered using add_filter. The first parameter auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key is name of the hook, The second parameter modify_auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key_defaults is name of the function which need to be called, third parameter is the priority of calling the hook if same hook is used multiple times and the last parameter is the number of arguments (if any) to be passed in the registered function.

Sometime, you have to remove a registered hook so you can use remove_filter to remove auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key filter.


    Below are the 6 parameters are required to use this hook.

  • $allowed : (bool) Whether the user can add the post meta. Default false.
  • $meta_key : (string) The meta key.
  • $post_id : (int) Post ID.
  • $user_id : (int) User ID.
  • $cap : (string) Capability name.
  • $caps : (array) User capabilities.

Live Example

apply_filters( "auth_{$object_type}_{$sub_type}_meta_{$meta_key}", bool $allowed, string $meta_key, int $post_id, int $user_id, string $cap, array $caps )

Below is an example how you can use this hook.

                        function modify_auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key_defaults($allowed, $meta_key, $post_id, $user_id, $cap, $caps) { 
                            // Update the $allowed variable according to your website requirements and return this variable. You can modify the $allowed variable conditionally too if you want.

                            return $allowed; 
                        // add the filter
                        add_filter( "auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key", "modify_auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key_defaults", 10, 6 );

To remove a hook callback, use the example below.

remove_filter( "auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key", "modify_auth_object_type_sub_type_meta_meta_key_defaults", 10, 6 );

Please make sure provide the same callback function name, priority and number of arguments while removing the hook callback.

Flipper Code is a Premium WordPress Plugins development company and integrating new functionalites into WordPress sites in form of custom WordPress Plugins since 2012. If you’re having any trouble using this hook, please contact our WordPress Development Team and we’d be happy to assist you.


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